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Special Needs Education Teacher

Kongsberg International School (KIS) is an IB school at its core and we are passionate about teaching the PYP and MYP curricula. We aim to ensure that students have a positive learning experience which will prepare them for not only their future learning but to be valued members of society in a fast-changing world.

KIS was established in 2003 to serve the needs of an increasingly international community in the “Technology Town” of Kongsberg. We work closely with local industry, the wider local community and the local environment as a means to strengthen learning engagements. We have also initiated ground-breaking projects that have taken our students to many parts of the world and opened their eyes to the true meaning of global citizenship.

KIS currently employs around 40 staff members and the student body consists of just under 200 students. As a small school, KIS has always prided itself on its family feeling, with close working relationships between staff and students. Despite its size, with students from more than 30 nationalities and staff from all parts of the globe, the school has an international, multicultural dynamic. Kongsberg International School is a non-profit, independent school that is funded primarily through state subsidies and topped up with capped school fees. The sum of these factors results in a diverse student body.

Kongsberg is a small university town located in the south-eastern part of Norway, less than 100km from Oslo, with proximity to mountains and the south coast of Norway. Kongsberg has around 25.000 inhabitants, with a large portion employed in international high-tech companies that operate all over the world. Kongsberg is a safe, family-friendly town that offers a range of opportunities for those interested in outdoor leisure activities such as golf, fishing, hiking, climbing and cross country- and alpine skiing.

 

Kongsberg International School is now recruiting for:

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching position (part-time, minimum 50%)

Preferred Qualifications and Personal Skills

  • Minimum 4 years of higher education including studies within the relevant areas of focus

  • A formal teaching qualification

  • IB PYP or MYP knowledge and experience

  • Experience with curriculum planning

  • Commitment to holistic, student-centred and inquiry-based learning

  • Norwegian proficiency required for some positions

  • Enthusiasm, drive and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others

  • Firm commitment to being team member with a supportive attitude

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to adapt to the cultural environment

  • Flexibility, substantial organisational skills and the ability to adjust according to the demands and needs of the organization

 

We Can Offer

  • A position as part of a small, but experienced team with great potential for influence in an inspiring, international environment

  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

  • An informal and stimulating work setting with a high professional standard

 

For start as soon as possible! For further information, please contact the Head of Middle School, Juan Camilo Rozo, by email as below.

 

How to Apply
If this opportunity interests you and you believe that you can lead our school’s continued development, please apply by e-mail to: juan.rozo@kischool.org, enclosing a full CV and cover letter addressing the areas outlined in the person specification above. Closing date for applications: 13 September 2023. The school reserves the right to contact suitable candidates before the closing date.

We regret that we may not be able to give feedback to all applicants. However, applicants are welcome to request a simple confirmation of receipt.

 

Kongsberg International School is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment. An offer of employment to a successful candidate will therefore be made subject to submission of police criminal record certificates relevant to working with children and young people.

 

Kongsberg International School will process applicants’ personal data as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legal basis for processing applicants’ personal data is “legitimate interests”. Kongsberg International School will not store data for longer than the time required for the purpose for which it has been collected unless specific consent is given by data subjects to store it for longer.

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